Lights on Fast Choices in Houston

by admin on April 8, 2009

Have you checked out the greensheet and other discount and bargain Houston papers and looked at some of the electricity service offers out there? You will see things like “no deposit required” and “$129 first month for an apartment”. Are these ads appealing? Of course they are but have you considered that the $129 is just for the first month with most of these electric companies in Houston. After the first month they have been known to raise the electricity price on you by 20% or more. We have seen several disgruntled customer comments complaining of this type of thing. Also most of these Houston discount and no deposit electricity companies are prepaid electric companies. That means that you prepay for your electric service and if you fail to pay on time you risk them turning your Houston electric service off.

The amount of money you will save by paying a $200 as a deposit and choosing an electricity rate several cents cheaper than a “pay as you go” electric company is several hundred dollars. You can recoup the investment in the deposit that you will get back at the end of the year anyway in a matter of a couple of months.

An alternative and much better choice for a Houston no deposit electricity choice is to go with an electric company that offers traditional billing but still offers no deposit or at least a low deposit amount. This type of electric service gives you the opportunity to be billed for your electric service, check out the bill, make sure the bill is accurate and then pay for your electric usage from the previous month. This way there are no surprises and you are not on the hook with a prepaid Houston electric company.

You can sign up with a company by the name of Acreed Energy that offers a no deposit and low deposit Houston electricity rate based on credit score. The only potential issue is that they need a valid credit card. If you do not have a credit card you can go to Walmart and similar stores and buy a prepaid credit card. You can add money to the card and use that to pay for your electric service. The plan with Acreed Energy is called the “Fresh Start Plan”. Be sure to ask about the “The Cheap Plans with No or Low Deposits” when giving them a call. Their number is 1-888-620-3823

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